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Bite on washington blvd??

Emalish57 May 8, 2007 03:29 PM

im having my bday party at Bite on washington blvd by the beach what do people think about it??? has anybody been?

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    Emalish57 RE: Emalish57 May 14, 2007 09:39 PM

    I guess nobody has been??

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      handlertaper RE: Emalish57 May 14, 2007 09:45 PM

      I am so sorry-I know the area pretty well but know about Bite.

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        Emalish57 RE: handlertaper May 14, 2007 09:46 PM

        any places you would recomend for drinks over there??

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          handlertaper RE: Emalish57 May 14, 2007 10:01 PM

          Cafe Del Rey
          4451 Admiralty Way
          Marina Del Ray

          Pretty restaurant. Also nice for drinks. Lovely atmosphere.

          C and O Cucina (a bit hokey but fun!)

          The Whaler
          Washington Blvd.
          bar food/drinks
          Patio on top overlooks the water/not fancy but fun!

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      cupcake RE: Emalish57 May 14, 2007 10:12 PM

      I would LOVE to hear more about Bite as well. I walk by there every morning.

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        Emalish57 RE: cupcake May 15, 2007 06:04 PM

        ill let you know how it is!

      2. hrhboo RE: Emalish57 May 15, 2007 10:30 AM

        It used to be Za Zen and the name later changed to Bite. As far as I could tell, the food and menu remained the same. It's great for drinks but I wouldn't recommend the food.

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          slaks99 RE: Emalish57 May 16, 2007 08:50 AM

          My BF has a different opinion but I personally am not a fan. I'm Asian and in the palate of all things soy, I tend toward the salty. I find the food at Bite to have a certain sweetness which I suspect comes from pure sugar being added to their sauces. I had a decent spicy tuna roll there once, but it's pretty hard to screw that up. My guess is that if you stayed with the rolls and sushi, it might be alright, though expensive.

          I love sauteed green beans. Love them. But don't order them at bite because you'll feel like you're eating candy coated green beans. They have various skewers which are WAY over priced for what you get and again many are coated with that ooey-gooey sticky sweetness.

          That being said, it's a fairly nice restaurant with an upstairs area and a pseudo-firepit that you and friends can sit next to while sipping your martini. The last time I was there, one of the regulars ordered a bowl of fresh sashimi over rice that was not on the menu.

          Service can be frustrating as the waitresses linger over guy tables.

          A better bet might be MUSHA or FU RAI BO in West LA. They have a room where the tables are low, the floor is for sitting and the shoes come off. Their skewers are excellent. Plus, Giant Robot afterward. Only downside is no full bar.

          1. mollyomormon RE: Emalish57 May 16, 2007 04:15 PM

            What about Beechwood? That's close by but with much better food.

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              Emalish57 RE: mollyomormon May 18, 2007 11:11 PM

              yes I wish I could do it at beechwood but they dont take reservations on sunday

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                hrhboo RE: Emalish57 May 19, 2007 10:29 AM

                Beechwood is extremely quiet on Sundays. If you're planning on having your gathering in the lounge or out by the fire pit then you won't need reservations at all.

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